Unconstitutional to Deny GID Inmate Medical Review for Surgery

November 2015
Correctional Health Care Report;Nov/Dec2015, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p15
The article discusses the court case De'Lonta versus Clarke in which the panel overruled the district court's dismissal of the claim of the inmate with gender identity disorder that the defendants were deliberately indifferent when they failed to even medically evaluate her for surgery. The defendants countered that they did not ignore the inmate and had provided treatment short of surgery. The panel held that it was uncertain whether the provided treatment was constitutionally adequate.


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